Trekking & Terracotta - A visit to the kiln - Neh Experience
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Trekking & Terracotta - A visit to the kiln


Barberino Val d'Elsa, FI

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The experience

Walking among vineyards, fields and small woods, we will descend along a path that slopes gently towards the Pesa river to admire two old mills together, an important testimony to the history of Chianti. Water mills represented a true technological revolution in the Middle Ages, even more significant if one considers the simplicity of the mechanism at their base: a wheel that turns, outside a stone and wood structure, and uses water as the driving force. The prototype of modern hydraulic power plants.

Going up along the stream, we will have the opportunity to come into contact with another ancient Chianti tradition, the art of terracotta. Here too, the origin is medieval: the working of clay for the production of amphorae, pitchers, bricks and many other objects dates back to the 11th century. And in 1419, for the dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Filippo Brunelleschi also chose terracotta for its solidity and lightness.

After admiring how clay is worked, we will begin our return journey, along which we will visit a historic wine cellar to enjoy a relaxing moment together tasting the wines of the area: Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and Vinsanto, paired with tasty local dishes.

Included in the experience

  • Guided trekking to discover two old mills and demonstration of how clay is worked
  • Visit to a historic wine cellar
  • Tasting of 3 local wines (Chianti Classico, Classico Riserva and Vinsanto)
  • Light lunch with tasty local dishes to accompany the tasting (charcuterie and cheese board, bruschette, first course with seasonal products)

The price of the experience is per person

A minimum of 4 people is required for the experience to take place

Required equipment: hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, backpack, water and waterproof jacket

Meeting point and specific information about the tour will be communicated at the time of booking

The guide reserves the right to change the tour schedule and programme in the event of unfavourable weather conditions or special needs of the group

Different times can be arranged on request

For information call 3393374571

Configure the experience

Select date, time, services, and extras for each activity

hikingGuided trekking to discover 2 mills and clay working demonstration

tourGuided tour of a historic wine cellar

restaurant_menuLight Lunch (charcuterie and cheese board, bruschetta and a first course with seasonal products)

wine_barTasting of 3 of the company's production wines to accompany

electric_bike Bike parking
hiking Hiking trails
local_parking Car Parking
tour Guided Tours
wifi WiFi available
not_accessible Not accessible
wine_bar Wine Sales


Modify the date or change the experience up to 7 days before the start date.


You can cancel and get a refund immediately within 14 days from the purchase and 7 days before the start of the experience.


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Practical information

You will receive immediate confirmation of your booking at your email address immediately after purchase.

All you have to do is present the booking confirmation you received by email upon arrival to be able to participate in the experience. Keep it on your smartphone or print it out in hard copy!

You can mention any food intolerance or allergy in the notes field before finalising your booking.

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Changing and issuing the voucher is only available by logging into your personal NeH Experience area, so you must register in the dedicated section.

Once you have logged in, in the "orders" section, you will find the list of experiences purchased and you will be able to manage the modification of the desired order.

If a cancellation is made by the service provider due to the inability to offer the experience on the date you specified, the provider will contact you to arrange another available day. 

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Of course! 

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